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Shope gives Whitewright walk-off win

PROSPER — With dusk hanging heavily in the air on a cool, calm evening, all Whitewright head coach Phil Shope could do was watch as his team’s three-hole hitter — daughter Hatty — faced the kind of situation clutch batters dream about.

Gallaway leads Lady Bearcats

BONHAM — The Pilot Point Lady Cats stood strong behind a nearly spotless performance from senior Preslee Gallaway to take the opener of their Class 3A Region II semifinal series against Hughes Springs, 2-0, on Thursday night.

J.B. Webb — Look back due to lake conditions

Well this time of year an article like this is not what I was expecting to be working on. Our boat ramp is on life support. There are only a few guides working but they are reporting fair-to-good catches. There are some people in kayaks and canoes launched from the bank bass fishing but not many.

Cards’ bats waking up

POTTSBORO — Throughout the regular season, the Cardinals were relying on the pitching staff to lead the way each time out. It was a strong formula considering that Landon Stevens, Max Dodd and Tyler Tuck posted microscopic earned run averages.

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Bonham’s Loredo commits to AC

Bonham senior Daniel Loredo (center) agreed on Tuesday to play soccer at Austin College. On hand to see his decision in the Bonham High School library were mom Jovita Loredo and dad Oscar Loredo.

Riordan named AC alumni coach of year

The Austin College athletics department, in conjunction with the Athletics A-Board, has announced that Jeff Riordan has been named the 2015 Kedric Couch Alumni Coach of the Year. Riordan led Crosby High School to a 13-2 record and was named the Houston Touchdown Club Coach of the Year in 2014.

Burch finishes as 3A runner-up

BROCK — Whitesboro’s Jamison Burch finally got to play his Class 3A boys singles state championship match on Saturday, but lost to three-time state champion Reese Cook of Tuscola Jim Ned, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3 at Brock High School to finish as state runner-up.

Smith wins high jump, 3 medals

AUSTIN — When Kenya Smith won her first medal, she didn’t even realize it because she was in the middle of winning another. Cramming a dozen jumps into the span of an hour, the Wolfe City junior performed exactly how she wanted despite a heavy heart.